New reports released have claim that Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa Bryant had an agreement not to fly together in a helicopter.
The NBA star lost his life with 8 other people including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore in a helicopter crash which happened over the weekend.
According to sources, Vanessa had always refused to join her husband Kobe when he used helicopters for the convenience of getting around Los Angeles.
A source revealed that 41-year-old Kobe, only ever used Ara Zobayan as his pilot.
It was revealed that Kobe had earlier stated that he started using helicopters to get around so that he could avoid the Los Angeles traffic. He said this happened while he was playing for Los Angeles Lakers.
In an interview with Alex Rodriguez in 2018, Kobe said:
“I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school play.”
“I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time.
“So that’s when I looked into helicopters, to be able to get down and back in 15 minutes and that’s when it started.”
On Sunday, January 26th, Kobe and his daughter Gianna were killed in a Helicopter crash alongside seven others while heading to his Mamba Sports Academy for a youth basketball match. His private helicopter crashed in the Calabasas mountains, killing all 9 people on board including mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester, girls’ basketball coach Christina Mauser, college baseball coach Joh Altobelli and his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa.
Kobe is survived by his 37-year-old wife Vanessa, and their daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, who was born in June 2019.